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All employees and visitors in the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center MUST wear facial coverings inside the building. This mandate is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.
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JANUARY 19, 2022

Civil Legal Aid Grant Applications Open

Image of two women sitting next to each other at a table with paperwork in front of themThe Supreme Court of Ohio is now accepting applications to increase access to justice for low-income Ohioans.

JANUARY 10, 2022

Supreme Court Accepting Tech Grant Applications

The Ohio Supreme Court is inviting local courts to apply for grants to upgrade technology.

JANUARY 7, 2022

Court Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until Feb. 21 on proposed amendments for the annual update to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for Ohio courts.


JANUARY 19, 2022

Speed-Camera Controversy Continues Long After Village’s Enforcement Ends

Tucked near the northeast corner of Hamilton, Ohio, is New Miami, a village of about 2,500 residents. Just under the sign welcoming travelers to the municipal limits is a warning “Traffic Laws Photo Enforced.”

JANUARY 14, 2022

Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutional

Image shows a colorful map of the Congressional districts that were rejectedThe Supreme Court of Ohio today invalidated the Ohio bill that reapportioned Ohio’s 15 U.S. House districts, because the resulting congressional-district map violated the partisan gerrymandering prohibitions contained in the Ohio Constitution.

JANUARY 12, 2022

New Ohio Legislative District Maps Unconstitutional

New maps for Ohio House and Senate districts must be re-drawn. The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled today that the maps do not meet voter-approved provisions of the Ohio Constitution to reduce partisan political gerrymandering.

DECEMBER 27, 2021

Ohio’s New U.S. Congressional Districts Challenged as Unconstitutional

Another set of cases about Ohio’s reforms to creating districts for the public’s representatives has reached the Ohio Supreme Court. Two cases to be argued tomorrow turn on the 2018 constitutional amendments directing how to draw Ohio’s districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

DECEMBER 22, 2021

Unsigned Arrest Warrant Valid When Probable Cause Found

An arrest warrant does not need to be signed by a judicial officer to be valid if the officer indicates there is probable cause for the suspect to be arrested, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

DECEMBER 21, 2021

Cleveland Solar Power Selling OK’d if Properly Acquired

Cleveland Public Power (CPP) can sell electricity generated from a suburban solar farm, but only if it can prove that it did not purchase the power solely to sell it outside of the city limits, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled today.

DECEMBER 16, 2021

Court Rejects Group’s Effort to Block ‘Vax-a-Million’ Lottery

The Ohio Supreme Court today rejected a group’s challenge to Gov. Mike DeWine’s “Vax-a-Million” lottery and his pandemic orders, finding the organization failed to meet the requirements to sue in the Supreme Court.


JANUARY 5, 2022

Respected Judge and Educator, Patrick Carroll, Retires

Image is a headshot photo of Judge Carroll in his black judicial robeAfter more than three decades of service, Lakewood Municipal Judge Patrick Carroll has retired.

DECEMBER 22, 2021

Appellate Judge Appointed for Second District

Image is a headshot of Judge Ronald C Lewis in his black judicial robeXenia Municipal Court Judge Ronald C. Lewis was appointed to a seat on the Second District Court of Appeals today, filling the pending vacancy of retiring appellate Judge Michael T. Hall at the end of the month.

DECEMBER 15, 2021

Virtual Reality Helps Courts Shape Sober Realities

Image shows the black strap and head gear one wears to see things in virtual realityPeople with mental health and substance use issues often experience the need “to get away.”

DECEMBER 14, 2021

Judge’s Baby Arrives Early during Judicial College Course

Image of Judge Michelle Fisher holding her newborn sonJudges must juggle multiple responsibilities, but one jurist took that notion to a much higher level.

DECEMBER 6, 2021

Five Appointed to Fill Cuyahoga County Judicial Vacancies

Five northeast Ohioans were named to fill vacancies on three courts in Cuyahoga County, including the Eighth District Court of Appeals, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, and the Garfield Heights Municipal Court.

New App to Help Veterans Treatment Courts Innovate, Expand

Image shows 3 screenshots of the phone appAs the number of veterans treatment courts (VTC) in Ohio has grown, so has the need for more people to be informed about their work and connected to them.